About This Chapter
Geography for Elementary School - Chapter Summary
Help your student become confident in elementary school geography by taking advantage of the quality lessons in this chapter. By reviewing lessons prepared and presented by expert instructors, children can learn about important world regions, major bodies of water and historical landmarks. Lessons also delve into the tools and resources students can use to better understand these geographical regions. A self-assessment quiz is available with each lesson to gauge students' comprehension of geography. Any questions about lesson concepts can be submitted to our knowledgeable experts.
Who It's For
Kids who need extra help with geography will benefit from the lessons in this chapter. There's no faster or easier way to learn about geography.
- Students who have fallen behind in understanding social studies problems that involve geography
- Students with learning disabilities or need a little extra help learning about geography
- Students who prefer multiple ways of learning social studies (visual or auditory)
- Students who have missed class and need to catch up
- Students who need an efficient and convenient way to learn about geography
- Students who struggle to understand their social studies teachers
- Students who attend schools without extra social studies resources
How It Works
- Find lessons in the chapter that cover geography topics your student needs to learn or review.
- Press play and watch the video lesson with your student or read through the text lesson.
- Refer to the video transcripts and highlighted vocab words to reinforce learning about geography.
- Test your student's understanding of each lesson with short quizzes.
- Verify your student understands geography by completing the Geography for Elementary School chapter exam.
1. Regions of Texas: Lesson for Kids
Studying geography, or the physical features of land, can be very interesting! We can discover why people and animals live in certain areas called regions. In this lesson, we will learn about the geography and four regions of the Lone Star State, Texas!
2. History of Thailand: Lesson for Kids
The written history of Thailand stretches back nearly one thousand years, but southeastern Asian civilization is older still. From its earliest cities to the modern nation, learn about Thailand's history of growth, conquest, colonization, and revolution.
3. Geography of Italy: Lesson for Kids
From massive mountains in the north to warm beaches in the south, the nation of Italy has a wide range of physical and cultural features. Learn about the nation of Italy and what it has to offer.
4. Geography of Greece: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, we'll explore the European nation of Greece. Learn about the geographical location of this country as well as the landforms and cities that make it a unique and special place.
5. Types of Soil: Lesson for Kids
Soil is something that is necessary for animals and humans to survive. Learn what soil is, explore different types of soils, and discover what makes some types better for growing plants than others.
6. Soil Formation: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, we'll discuss the materials needed to make soil--organic matter and parent material. We'll also talk about the two main processes that break down rocks: weathering and erosion.
7. Soil Layers: Lesson for Kids
This lesson will teach about the layers of soil. We'll explore deep down into the Earth's crust and find out how these layers are formed and what happens in each layer.
8. Soil Profile Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, we'll learn about different layers of soil on the top of the Earth called a soil profile. Each layer has a specific name and characteristics.
9. Canada Lesson for Kids: Physical Regions & Map
Canada is divided into six physical regions. Come and learn about each of these regions, their defining characteristics and some fun facts about what makes each region special.
10. Compass Rose Lesson for Kids
A compass is a handheld tool that helps you figure out in what direction you are going. A compass rose is a feature on a map that also tells people what direction to go to find certain places on the map. Learn all about them in this lesson.
11. Map Key Lesson for Kids
Maps are visual representations of land, cities, even our entire planet Earth! In this lesson, we will learn about map keys and how they make maps easier for people to understand.
12. Map Scale Lesson for Kids
A map scale sounds like something you use to weigh a map, but it's actually a tool for measuring distance. Let's learn how to determine scale and how to use a map scale.
13. The Great Wall of China Lesson for Kids: History & Facts
One of the most impressive achievements in human history, the Great Wall of China stretches across the northern part of the country. Learn about how the wall was built over the course of hundreds of years and what function it played in Chinese history.
14. The Silk Road Lesson for Kids Facts & History
The Silk Road was a trade network that stretched thousands of miles between Europe and China. In this lesson, we'll talk about this network, how the Silk Road created trade, and how it made some people very rich.
15. Forbidden City Lesson for Kids
Have you ever wanted to design a house, just for you? What if you could design a whole palace?Let's learn about a palace that was designed just for the emperor, the Forbidden City.
16. History of Mexico Lesson for Kids
Mexico is a successful country with many tourist attractions. In this lesson, we'll learn about how Mexico became a country, the native civilizations, and the battles fought for land.
17. Atlantic Ocean Facts: Lesson for Kids
The Atlantic stretches from the top to the bottom of the globe, dividing the continents of the Americas with Africa, Europe, and Asia. Learn about this vast ocean, the creatures that inhabit it, and how it affects planet Earth.
18. Continent Facts: Lesson for Kids
Have you ever wondered how Earth is divided into pieces of land? This lesson will teach you about the continents that make up Earth as well as the countries within those continents.
19. Pacific Ocean Facts: Lesson for Kids
There are many oceans on Earth, and the Pacific Ocean is one of them. Come learn about this huge ocean, how deep it gets, some interesting animals that live there, and other cool facts about this big body of salty water.
20. Panama Canal Lesson for Kids: History & Facts
This lesson talks about one of the world's coolest shortcuts - the Panama Canal. Find out why and how the canal was built, how it works, and other neat facts about this Central American waterway.
21. Queensland Facts: Lesson for Kids
Australia is a country with states, just like the United States, and Queensland is one of them. Come learn about where Queensland is, what animals live there and some other neat facts about this Australian state.
22. The 5 Regions of the United States: Lesson for Kids
What if you could see the United States differently? Instead of seeing a collection of 50 states, you see it as large chunks of land. In this lesson, you will learn about the 5 main regions of the United States and what makes each one special.
23. United States Geography: Lesson for Kids
What do a mountain, a river, and a desert have in common? They all are part of the geography of the United States! In this lesson, you will learn about some of the greatest places that make up the geography of the USA.
24. Parts of a Map Lesson for Kids
Maps use important features to help represent real-life areas in a more manageable way. In this lesson, we'll look at the parts of a map and how they can help us to better understand the land maps represent.
25. Africa Lesson for Kids: History & Facts
Africa includes some of the earliest signs of human culture. Home to over one billion people, Africa is the second largest continent in the world, with over 54 separate countries with their own unique peoples and cultures. Learn more in this lesson!
26. Appalachian Mountains Facts: Lesson for Kids
The Appalachian Mountains are a beautiful mountain range that make up a large part of the geography of the eastern part of North America. Let's find out more about the amazing diversity of life found here and ways people use the mountains.
27. Chicago Lesson for Kids: History & Facts
Chicago is one of the largest cities in the United States. Learn more about the history, modes of transportation, and landmarks of this famous metropolitan area!
28. Himalayas Facts: Lesson for Kids
The Himalayas are a mountain range in Asia. The countries of Nepal, Tibet, Bhutan, India, Afghanistan, and Pakistan are in the Himalayan region. The Himalayas are home to most of the tallest mountains on Earth.
29. London Lesson for Kids: History & Facts
This lesson will teach you about the history of London, England. We'll learn about how the city of London began and how it has become the city that it is today. We'll also look at how this city has risen up over much destruction over the years.
30. Map Activities for Kids
If you have ever been to a zoo, amusement park or museum, you may remember getting a map to tell you where to go. Maps can be fun if you use your imagination. Read this lesson for some map activity ideas.
31. Mexico City Facts: Lesson for Kids
Mexico City is the capital of Mexico. This lesson will teach you about Mexico City, where in Mexico you can find it, what the people who live there are called, how high up it is, and some other cool facts about this big city.
32. Mississippi River Facts: Lesson for Kids
The Mississippi River is one of the longest rivers in North America. It flows from its source at Lake Itasca in north central Minnesota, and ends in Louisiana where it meets the Gulf of Mexico.
33. Mojave Desert Facts: Lesson for Kids
Can you think of some words to describe a desert? How about hot? dry? sandy? All of these words could describe the Mojave Desert in the southwestern United States. This lesson will describe what it is like in the Mojave Desert.
34. Mountain Facts & Definition: Lesson for Kids
We all love to spend time in the mountains. In winter, we are thrilled to slide downhill on sleds, skis, or snowboards. In summer, we hike, climb, and camp. But what makes mountains so special? How do they get to be so unique and inspiring?
35. New York City Facts: Lesson for Kids
There are cities, and then there is New York City, one of the most fascinating places in the world. In this lesson, learn about the history and amazing culture, as well as some astounding statistics about this United States city.
36. History of New York City: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson you'll learn about New York City, one of the most famous cities in the world. You'll study New York City's history and explore how the city has changed over the years.
37. North Pole Facts: Lesson for Kids
We all know why the North Pole becomes popular in December. In this lesson, explore beyond the holiday images and discover the climate, wildlife, and unique aspects of the northernmost point on the globe!
38. Paris Facts: Lesson for Kids
Paris is known as the 'City of Lights' and the 'City of Love.' Learn about this amazing city's history, attractions and culture. Maybe this will inspire you to plan a visit!
39. Rio Grande River Facts: Lesson for Kids
The Rio Grande is one of the longest rivers in the United States. In this lesson, discover where the Rio Grande is located, its history and current uses, and the geographical features of this famous river.
40. River Facts: Lesson for Kids
Did you know that rivers only make up less than 1% of the world's water? This doesn't make them any less important, so read on to see how rivers are formed, and learn about river wildlife and some of the most famous rivers in the world.
41. Ganges River Facts: Lesson for Kids
The Ganges or Ganga is a river that flows through the countries of India and Bangladesh in Asia. It is an important river not only for its water, but because it is a spiritual place for many Hindu people.
42. Mersey River in England: Lesson for Kids
Splashing in the estuary of the Mersey River in England are bottlenose dolphins and Atlantic gray seals. This river is more than a habitat to some amazing aquatic life. Read on to learn more about the history of this river and how it functions today.
43. Seine River Facts: Lesson for Kids
The Seine is France's second longest river and one of the most common tourist attractions in the capital city of Paris. Let's travel down this river and learn how people use it daily. Keep count of the many bridges you go under, as your final count should be 37.
44. Thames River Facts: Lesson for Kids
In this lesson, we'll learn some interesting facts about the Thames River (or River Thames) in London, England. Continue reading and start learning about this river now.
45. Sahara Desert Facts: Lesson for Kids
It is 3.5 million square miles of sand and sun! No we are not talking about laying on a beach at the ocean in the sand, sun, and fun. You will be learning about one of the world's largest deserts and one of the harshest environments on Earth, the great Sahara Desert.
46. San Francisco Facts: Lesson for Kids
San Francisco is a famous city located in California. In this lesson, explore the city's history, geography and climate, the culture and famous attractions that make it a popular place to visit!
47. Temperate Forest Facts: Lesson for Kids
If you look outside, you are likely to see some kind of trees. We all know that forests have a lot of different trees, but did you know that there are also different kinds of forests? This lesson will explore a type of forest known as temperate.
48. Valley Facts: Lesson for Kids
A valley is a type of landform found in areas with hills or mountains. In this lesson, learn about different types of valleys, how they are created, and some famous valleys around the world!
49. Washington, D.C. Facts: Lesson for Kids
Did you know Washington, D.C., wasn't always the capital of the United States? Find out more about the history of Washington, D.C., and what makes it is such a special city.
50. Waterfall Facts: Lesson for Kids
Waterfalls are one of nature's most beautiful attractions! In this lesson, learn some new facts about waterfalls. Find out about some of the most famous waterfalls in the world.
51. Yangtze River Facts: Lesson for Kids
The Yangtze River is China's longest river, and the longest river in Asia. It is the third Longest River after the Nile and the Amazon. Learn more about this massive waterway.
52. How to Use a Compass: Lesson for Kids
Knowing how to read a compass is an important skill, especially if you enjoy hiking or exploring the outdoors. Learn about what different types of compasses do, their different parts and how to read a compass in a real-life situation.
53. Land Bridge Theory: Lesson for Kids
Many years ago, large glaciers locked up much of the seawater, which exposed big stretches of land. In this lesson, you'll learn about the land bridge theory, which may explain how the first people made their way to North America.
54. Indus River Valley: Lesson for Kids
This lesson is about the location and history of the Indus River Valley in Asia. At one time, the Indus River Valley was home to a large ancient civilization. Learn about this civilization and its people.
55. Island Facts: Lesson for Kids
If you were stranded on a desert island and you could only bring one thing with you, what would it be? I bet you've heard this question before and have an idea about what an island is. This lesson will teach you all about islands!
56. Southwest Region of the US Facts: Lesson for Kids
Deserts and rattlesnakes and heat, oh my! The Southwest region of the United States is a fascinating area filled with lots of sand and very few people. This lesson will teach you all about this hot, dry region of the U.S.
57. Geography Definition: Lesson for Kids
If you like to travel and see beautiful sights around the world, then geography is for you! This lesson will give you an overview of geography and how you can use it to learn about our world.
58. Great Salt Lake Facts: Lesson for Kids
This lesson describes the unique aspects of the Great Salt Lake located in the Great Basin of the American West. It also provides some of the history of the area including the settlement of the Mormons in the 1840s.
59. Five Themes of Geography: Lesson for Kids
The Five Themes of Geography are important to know when looking at any topic in the field of geography. This lesson will explain those themes and how we can use them.
60. Geography of Japan Lesson for Kids
Japan is a country on the continent of Asia with many special geographic features. In this lesson, we'll take an imaginary trip to this collection of islands, and learn about the different features of the land in Japan.
61. Soil Profile Project Ideas
Soil profiles can help researchers understand the composition of the soil and major issues of erosion or soil stability. These projects can help your students approach this material in engaging ways.
Earning College Credit
Did you know… We have over 200 college courses that prepare you to earn credit by exam that is accepted by over 1,500 colleges and universities. You can test out of the first two years of college and save thousands off your degree. Anyone can earn credit-by-exam regardless of age or education level.
To learn more, visit our Earning Credit Page
Transferring credit to the school of your choice
Not sure what college you want to attend yet? Study.com has thousands of articles about every imaginable degree, area of study and career path that can help you find the school that's right for you.
Other chapters within the Social Studies for Kids course
- Civics & Government for Elementary School
- Early United States History for Elementary School
- Famous People for Elementary School
- Colonial America for Elementary School
- Native American History for Elementary School
- Famous Americans for Elementary School
- Ancient Civilizations for Elementary School
- Inventions Lessons for Elementary School
- European History for Elementary School
- World Conflicts for Elementary School
- Economics for Elementary School
- 20th Century World History for Elementary School
- The Revolutionary War for Elementary School
- Civil War Lessons for Elementary School
- Post-Civil War for Elementary School
- 20th Century American History for Elementary School
- Roman History for Elementary School
- US States for Elementary School
- Countries of the World for Elementary School
- Famous World Landmarks for Elementary School
- Roman Culture for Kids
- Roman Leaders for Kids
- Castle History for Elementary School
- History of Christianity for Kids
- Civil Rights Activists for Elementary School